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Huaisheng Mosque Tours and Activities

Huaisheng Mosque
Originally built during the Tang Dynasty, Huaisheng Mosque is believed to be the oldest surviving mosque in China. According to an ancient manuscript, it was built by a Muslim missionary, Abu Wangus, who was thought to be an uncle of the prophet Mohammed. The structure's 108-foot (32.9-meter) freestanding minaret is a local landmark.
 
The Basics
The mosque and its minaret meld traditional Tang Dynasty and Arabic architectural characteristics. Those who climb to the top of the minaret, once used as a beacon for boats on the Pearl River, will be rewarded with spectacular views. In addition to the minaret, non-Muslim travelers can also visit the Ming Dynasty Moon Tower, gardens, and exhibition hall, though you may need to visit as part of a tour group. Only Muslims may visit the main prayer hall.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Huaisheng Mosque is a must-visit for spiritual travelers, architecture buffs, and all first-time visitors to Guangzhou.
  • Dress modestly, including a headscarf for women, as this is an active place of worship.
  • Allow 30 minutes to an hour to explore the mosque grounds.

How to Get There
Take the Guangzhou metro (Line 1) to Ximenkou Station and leave through Exit B. Several bus lines also stop at the nearby Zhongshan Liu Lu stop.
 
When to Get There
The mosque is open daily throughout the year, but it can get busy during Muslim and Chinese national holidays.
 
History of the Mosque
An ancient Chinese manuscript says that the Huaisheng Mosque was built by a Muslim missionary, Abu Wangus, on the first mission to China, sometime in the 630s. The mosque was destroyed by fire and rebuilt in 1350 and again in 1695. Today it remains a popular Muslim pilgrimage site and serves as a memorial to Abu Wangus.
Address: Guangzhou, China
Admission: Varies
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Old Guangzhou Private Day Tour for Muslim

Old Guangzhou Private Day Tour for Muslim

Experience the old Guangzhou with a knowledgeable guide during this 8-hour private tour designed specifically for Muslim visitors. See the city's historical sites at Xiaozhou Village, Taikoo Wharf, Dongshankou, and Shamian Island that will give you more ideas about Guangzhou Lingnan culture and rich history. Stop will be made for saying prayers at Huaisheng Mosque, and the provided lunch will be halal-friendly to suit your needs. Shop for souvenirs on Beijing Road Shopping District to cap off the day.
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Guangzhou Classic Highlight Tour for Muslim

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See the best destinations of Guangzhou with a knowledgeable guide during this 8-hour private tour designed specifically for Muslim visitors. Tour the city's highlights at Yuexiu Park, Five Rams Statue, Huacheng Square, and Canton Tower. Visits also include Maqam Saad Abi Waqas (Muslim Hero Tomb) and Huaisheng Mosque that are must-visit places for Muslims in Guangzhou. The provided lunch will be halal-friendly to suit your needs. Shop for souvenirs on Shangxiajiu Shopping Street to cap off the day.
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  • Free Cancellation
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Guangzhou Highlights Muslim Day Tour: Guangta Mosque, Muslim Sage’s Tomb & sites

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  • Free Cancellation
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Local Guangzhou private tour guide service with car

Local Guangzhou private tour guide service with car

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Hi this is Candice and Zack from Guangzhou Local Tours Co.,Ltd and we have been dedicated in providing diverse customized private tours for foreign visitors in Guangzhou for the past 5 years. Born and raised in Guangzhou as local natives, with fluent English and full enthusiasm, we are very proud of our hometown and feel obliged to present the best Guangzhou to any traveller who step on our motherland, and we are keen on sharing with you the profound knowledge and culture of our historial and beautiful city.^_^. The most popular 100 sites in Guangzhou are displayed below in the itinerary, and for a standard 7 hours full day tour we could visit 4-5 places in general with a stop for lunch or dinner at a local restaurant for authentic traditional Cantonese food and Chinese tea. Half day or full day city tour bookings are available on Tripadvisor, but contact us directly by email for custom request or cheaper offer options, thank you and wish you have nice days to Guangzhou:)
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  • Taking safety measures
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US$150.00
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